46th National Beer Festival

October 2-12 in Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba.

The hearty German Oktoberfest tradition is about to treat us to the 46th edition of the National Beer Festival in this traditionally Teutonic Calamuchita Valley town. During eleven days and nights, many folk dance groups from different communities around the country and from abroad will delight audiences who pack the Beer Park. For many tourists, however, the biggest attractions are the keg-tapping ceremonies and parades that take place during that period.
The parades are led by the “Black Monk” (in reality a pretty blonde woman who sports a gigantic pretzel pendant on a black cowl robe), followed by kids dressed like sausages, adults dressed like German peasants, and the dance delegations. This year, the Beer Festival queen will be chosen and crowned on the night of October 3. According to the program, the keg will be tapped on five different days, and there will be six parades. Get the details at http://www.elsitiodelavilla.com/.
PHOTO CREDITS: A keg-tapping ceremony, and a parade led by the “Black Monk” in Villa General Belgrano. http://www.elsitiodelavilla.com/.